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laws. in fact, the u.s. attorney's office for the northern district of illinois, only 25 federal firearms cases were brought to that office in 2011. only 1% of the people, 62 out of over 4000 were denied guns based on background checks are prosecuted for illegally attempting to acquire firearms. that is too low of a rate. see what can be done by enforcing the law on the books before enforcing new ones. we will legislate in an area that deals with the issue of reporting to the database for the people who are not in there now. make sure that we deal with the mental health issues that are involved with the tragedies that we are talking about today and a lot of other tragedies that have happened. thank you. >> thank you, senator. will the witnesses please stand? affirm the oath as i complete the reading. do you affirm that the testimony you are about to give before the committee will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help you god? >> i do. >> thank you. i will introduce the two witnesses from this panel. the first is john walsh, u.s. attorney. he has served
night this week while the u.s. senate is on presidents' day break, we are featuring booktv in prime time. tonight, the financial industry of what led to the crisis. >> all of that live tonight on c-span. >> from the very start we told the board that the approach we're going to take, which was pretty straightforward, and remember, we were sent there to sort of fix gm. that was the nation, is go make this thing a viable company again. so we were all focused. i brought the message we were going to design, build and sell the world's best vehicles. we're going to move quickly. we need your support, and we need your input. and so we changed a few things about the board meeting. we shortened them considerably. we stayed away from the details or didn't get in the weeds on how you build a car, but the bigger question of financing, morale, positioning marketing, that sort of thing. the board was very supportive of that. and we kept them informed and you know, we just took off. >> leading general motors through bankruptcy and a government bailout, former chairman and ceo ed whitacre on "american tu
, february 22. the president will meet with the japanese prime minister today. u.s.-japanese trade is among the top issue -- top issues. the league debate on spending, taxes, and budget. that will be the focus of much of next week's debate in washington. one week to do -- one week to go until sequestration -- will it matter? here are the numbers -- join the conversation on facebook and twitter.com. sanders said -- send us an email. what is the definition of sequestration? one is this -- it is that fiscal policy procedure adopted by congress to deal with the federal budget deficit. that is according -- some news over the last 24 hours as the president reaches out to republican leaders in the house and senate. a phone conversation between the president and republican leaders mitch mcconnell and john boehner. our guest follows the story for the hill newspaper. what news came out of these phone conversations? guest: not much from the press secretary or congressional leaders. they have been very tight- lipped. it is interesting to say that things do seem to be heating up little bit. congress wil
, that the u.s. patent office issued a patent. i will not give you a pop quiz. it was labeled john deere plow. the implement sketched out could have easily been labeled one of the most important inventions in history. they called it the plow that broke the plains, and it did. by replacing cast iron with smooth innovation, it opened up swaths of land for cultivation. it made it possible for my hometown to exist. beforehand, tilling an acre took a full 24 hours. afterward, as little as five. every toil ended another assumption of what the land could produce. it is not just the start of agricultural success, but of national success. this kind of game changing innovation has enabled us to leap ahead and increase harvest and feed the whole world. sometimes these innovations come from the most advanced science. other times they are simple steps and ideas that come from looking at and listening closely to the problem. all of them can break down barriers to food security. it can allow us to allow new paths of progress. we need those new pathways forward. take a look at a few recent headlines. "drough
of the proudest times in my years in the u.s. senate is when a former vietnam friend spent a little time. . i was proud of the g.i. bill because we were able to get to world war ii veterans, jim webb and chuck hagel, we got together and we got the boat and passed the bill. that is the way things should work or this country. the objective was not to get jim webb or chuck hagel any credit. the inductive was to do something for the country, -- the objective was to do something for the country on the do something for the people. this kind of attention, this kind of recognition -- much of my life has been about doing everything i can in some way to help veterans and their families, whether it was a program or whatever it was. i'm proud of that. i'm more proud of that than anything else i have been involved in. i'm proud of my background and my career, like all of you are. nothing makes me prouder or has ever made me prouder. to each of you in this room, as of you who are watching this around the world, i say to you, thank you. thank you to you for your service and sacrifices. i will do everything
. speaker, this is no time to eliminate preclearance. i'm reminded of a letter i wrote to the u.s. attorney's office, attorney general eric holder, to just in my city alone, the city of houston, to report 15 voter abuse cases. without the preclearance where would we be? or the proposal to eliminate the independent school district board of trustees, over a school district that has worked hard to survive, will be subjected to the preclearance to determine whether not only the students will be denied their right to learn in a school district they love and is fighting for their education, but that elected persons will be denied the right to serve and others denied the right to vote for them. the voting rights act protects all voters. it gives them all the right to vote, one vote one person. shelby county has raised the issue they should not be subjected to preclearance. they are beyond that. the district court, federal court decided in washington, d.c., that they were wrong. that preclearance is constitutional. and we know that well because about -- because when we had the privilege of re-autho
jerusalem. >> arthel: dire new warnings about the focus impact sequestration could have on the u.s. military. allergy officials say the across the board cuts would force them to increase touring for soldiers deployed in afghanistan next we're and could put our national security at risk. steve centanni with more. tell us why is this such a threat to military readiness? >> arthel, a number of reasons. not enough money for proper maintenance of bases and equipment and more troubling, not enough money for the proper training of our troops. this would mean those serving in afghanistan would have to stay longer because not enough troops are being trained to replace them. a problem, according to former general who knows. >> youscientists discovered if u extend a soldier much beyond about nine or ten months, his fighting ability falls off, or you replace him with soldiers who haven't had the proper amount of training and the right equipment to go to afghanistan and survive in combat. >> already we've seen the decision to keep only one aircraft carrier in the persian gulf instead of two. >> arthel: i
. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though no one really knows. a u.n. commission called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion, and the rebels, who are seen as warlords, gangsters, and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down as the terrible war that's tearing their country apart has arrived here. in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists, ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they lost their homes, their communities, their way of life. we lived free as christians, this man tells us, putting up christmas trees and decorations. but now we
. [laughter] >> nine-zip, you know. now, as some of you know, as doug said, we worked noth the u.s. attorney's office, but the notion i was his boss is a complete joke. but it's always a privilege to be with him today, and it's a privilege actually to be included in this important annual meeting. i'd particularly like to welcome this organization's newest members. 11 state attorneys general who are participating for the first time and i'd like to recognize and thank all the good friends and colleagues here today. thank you for lending your time, you diverse perspectives and your talent to this association's critical work. over the past four years i've been fortunate to work with many of the leaders in the room to confront range of criminal justice, law enforcement, and national security challenges. alongside my colleagues and court parts in the obama administration, including vice president biden, director cordray, and associate attorney general tony west, all of whom you're hearing from this week. we have accomplished, i think, a great deal working together with you across state boundaries
. >> on the next "washington journal, historian and author douglas brinkley talks about the second terms of u.s. presidents and windy ginsburg from the u.s. research office discusses the perks and benefits of the former presidents of the united states including pensions, offices and libraries. "washington journal" live at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. next, a rally for climate change from earlier today on the national mall. speakers included rhode island senator sheldon witehouse, van jones and ago tris rosario dawson. the rally was organized by self groups including the sierra club, 350.org and the hip-hop caucus. this is about an hour and a half. ♪ snoor somebody make some noise! [cheers and applause] >> come on. come on. you can do better than that. this is like calcutta. we have to get warm. give it up right now. y'all are ready. y'all are ready. if you say no, make some noise! [cheers and applause] >> let's do it, wherever you are, give us some music! come on! >> oh, yeah, let's go! come on. if i say no, you say no. no. no. pipeline. here we go. here we go. p let's go! no! >> no. >> no. >
is approaching $17 trillion. here is how bad it is in 2003 the u.s. spent just above $2 trillion. this year, the estimated spending will be $3.6 trillion. a 75% rise in spending in a 10-year period with no inflation. and what do we have to show for all that spending? the economy is not much better. the poverty rate is about the same as it was 50 years ago. and salaries for working people are going down. so why are we spending all the money? for what reason? i will tell you why. take a look at this chart put out by the pew research center. it says 48% of americans want smaller government and fewer services. but among hispanics, only 19% want smaller government and fewer services. a whopping 75% of latinos surveyed. approve of bigger government and more entitlements. that's why president obama is spending the money because he knows that a coalition of african-americans, hispanic liberals willganized labor, overwhelm the republican party. so, in essence, the president is putting party politics above the good of the nation. history will record that and a few years from now when president obama'
not be surprised if it appears in the u.s.. >> it looks like the worst of flu season may be over. reason number showcase of influence like illnesses have gone down for the third consecutive week. your state and are reporting high activity levels. 31 states reported widespread flu cases. that is down from 38 states the week before. despite the lower numbers, flu deaths continue to rise. so far, 64 children have died from the flu season. >> a new study shows that hip replacements are more likely to fail and women than men. researchers found a small number of a hip implants failed overall. but women were 29 percent more likely than men to need a repeat surgery within the first three years. >> researchers looked at more than 35,000 surgeries at 46 hospitals and the kaiser permanente health system. experts say more research is needed to determine which models of hip implants performed best and women. women make up the majority of the for a hundred thousand americans who have full or partial replacement each year. >> late night violence breaking out in san francisco north beach from flfights, to out
is all about. >> according to the a.t.f. in 2011, 6.2 million pistols were sold in the u.s. 2.3 million rifles, 872,000 shotguns and 573,000 revolvers. larry pratt is our guest. by the way, the national rifle association was invivetted to participate in this program and they declined. blue ridge arsenal is our base this morning in virginia for the next couple of hours. we'll be talking to employees and looking at products and services that blue ridge arsenal gun shop rage provides as we take calls with our guest larry pratt. we have a call from michigan. caller: my message and reaction to comments i heard -- i haven't heard anything as far as what has been brought forth yet. why larry, do we not see -- when a gun was purchased at a -- by a dealer, why do we not see or why we haven't heard a gun lock be issued by a federal basis or by some means of standard gun lock with the southeasterly number with that particular -- serial number with that gun. they open the trunk of a person's car or vehicle and there's a gun in the back. it is an ar, it is out of the case. you go through the formali
's nominee to be u.s. representative to the united nations. now some presidents include that position in their cabinet. some do not. but astpraoeud that singular insurance -- aside from that sing latin incident which i pointous was the democrats saying they're going to filibuster a nominee by the president and deny him a seat, so far as i've been able to tell there's not been ever an instant in the history of the senate where republicans have used a filibuster to deny a cabinet member an up-or-down vote when nominated by a president. that only leaves appellate judge nominations, circuit judge nominees. up until 2003, so far as i've been able to find, the rule of the senate was that the president's nominees to be on the federal courts of appeal always received an up-or-down vote. they were decided by a vote of 51. then our friends on the democratic side when president bush became president decided they didn't like that, and they changed the practice. they began to filibuster president bush's judges for up or down -- to deny them their seats. i had just arrived in the senate in 2003, mr
are being held across the u.s. today. -- forward on climate rally. >> give me some music. come on. oh, yeah. let's go. come on. we say no, you say keystone. no. keystone. no. keystone. no keystone pipeline. no keystone pipeline. no keystone pipeline. no keystone pipeline. come on. no keystone pipeline. come on. no keystone pipeline. >> oh, yeah. make some noise! "s.o.s." by sting] >> thank year, thank you, thank you. it's a lot will warm. they say where we are right now is at least 30,000 strong. let me say this as we get started. right here, not too far away of the lincoln memorial, dr. king -- 50 years ago -- yes. august 20th, 1963, they marched for jobs and freedom. they marched for equality. they marched so we could come together as black-and-white, brown, yellow, red, male, female, straight, gave we could all come together account as united. united against what appe? this rally it 50 years later is as important of not more important than the rally them. while they were fighting for quality, we're fighting for existence. so that in 2063, but years from now, they will look back door and
, the afghan president karzai on sunday ordered all u.s. special forces to leave within two weeks and requested their operations are ceased immediately which neighbors in kabul is viewed as a gateway to the capital, is used as counterinsurgency efforts in recent years. why do we fund a man that doesn't like us? i don't understand that at all. how in the world account congress in its wisdom not speak out and say, listen, you're talking about a 10-year agreement after 2014? how can a country that's financially broke commit to 10 more years after 2014? i do not understand that. in fact, i have introduced with rosa delauro h.r. 125, the congressional oversight of afghanistan agreement act of 2013, which is a bipartisan bill introduced by us and we are reaching out to our other colleagues to say, congress, let's get on the floor, let's debate whether we should stay there 10 years after 2014 or not. mr. speaker, i sincerely believe that the american people would back this legislation because the american people have seen the total chaos right here this week, last week and the next couple weeks to com
opinion on chuck hagel's long-awaited confirmation saying the u.s. has the secretary that our troops deserve. it was close but lawmakers did confirm hagel 58 to 41. he is scheduled to be sworn in today. that means hagel now heads into office with a list of challenges ahead. first up, the sequester hits friday friday. without a deal, the defense department is facing about $46,000,000,000 in cuts before the end of september. that means hundreds of thousands of furloughed civilians and cuts that will affect military equipment and ness. hagel will also need to deal with getting the troops out of afghanistan and compromising with republicans. that last part won't come easy. texas senator john cornyn has made it clear hagel is taking office with the least amount of support as any defense secretary in modern history. we will be right back. 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller rounds out current's morning news block. >> you're welcome current tv audience for the visual candy.
no evidence that the drug zofran will hurt the baby. no doctors are approved here in the u.s. but doctors are free to prescribe whatever they think will work best for the women. >>> breakfast does more than provide children the nutrients theyed need. it could also affect their academic and economic future. a new study shows those students who eat breakfast receive 70% on standardized math tests and they miss school. those who go to school regularly are 20% more likely to go to high school and will probably earn more money. this study was done by share our strength, an organization aimed at ending hunger. >>> want to check in with sal. any problems in la fayette? >> from problems. but it's getting slower. westbound 24. you can see a bunch of slow traffic coming up to the la fayette b.a.r.t. station only to slow at the orinda station. i think some people will avoid 80 and some people can use 24. 80 had some problems earlier. 4 is not doing very well i would say compared to what it is. westbound bay bridge. that's backed up for a 25 to 30- minute delay. that's about typical. i want to mentio
morning. can you see "washington journal" every morning here on c-span. the u.s. house is in recess until 1:30 eastern when members return they will continue working on a bill that would continue a pay freeze for federal workers. it's been in effect since 2010. president obama issued an executive order allowing a half percent pay increase which would get under way march 27. and can you see live coverage of the house when members return. again that will be at 1:30 eastern right here on c-span. short time ago house speaker john boehner held his weekly briefing answering reporters' questions. here's a look. >> happy valentine's day. in two weeks we'll haval storied ceremony here in the united states capitol. the house and senate leaders will gather to unveil a statue of civil rights icon rosa parks. this will be the first statue of a african-american woman to be placed here in the capitol. and i can't think of a more fitting honor for a great american hero who still inspires us all. on tuesday the president laid out his agenda, and it's one i largely disagreed with. admittably i think it lac
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meeting privately with sex abuse victims during his 2008 trip to the u.s. but saved his biggest surprise for last says john thav s who covered the vatican for 30 years. >> he will be remembered as the pope who resigned without a doubt. i think it may be his finest legacy and greatest gift to the church because he has brought the papacy into the modern age. >> reporter: currently the con clave to elect the successor is scheduled for march 16-march 20 but there is talk of moving it up because all the cardinals who will vote on the new pope are schedulealed to be here february 28 to say good bye to pope benedict. >> thanks to you so much for that. we will have much more on the selection of the new pope including why some are saying a woman should be selected. we'll have that in our next hour. >>> congress considers new restrictions on firearms gun rights advocates say there is a hurdle gun control advocates may not be able to clear, the second amendment. just how high a hurdle is that? here is pete williams. >> the ancient map makers once labelled areas they didn't know about as -- it is ve
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a class on u.s. defense budgeting. at georgetown, we do care about these issues and we share your concerns, as well. in the defense budget of 2013, i understand 19% of the budget is being represented for personnel. about 26% is for procurement. 40% is for operations. if you look at all the different accounts for which the budget is requested, and the sequestration cuts across the board will affect seriously to the manpower, the modernization, and the leadership of the military. i have reviewed a lot of documents of the defense budget for many years in the past. i do not see a way how we can cut the defense budget. i do not see a way how sequestration will occur and not affect these three crucial defense-related areas. now, knowing that only around 4% of the gdp is being constituted by the base defense budget, and a bulk of the gdp -- >> we agree on your fax. what is the question? [laughter] >> right. this is a puzzle to me. my question is, this is really a puzzle. [laughter] how can you balance the budget without either cutting the defense budget or the mandatory account, medicare, medicai
civilians. have space if you command. places like -- in colorado, u.s. space command. places like that will be hit more. host: we have an independent caller from virginia. welcome to the program. caller: i work for an agency that does receive federal grants dollars. we recently received e-mails saying not to cut expenditures in anticipation of sequestration. how or why are we receiving grants dollars in excess of what we need to maintain operations? these agencies can cut funds. why are they not doing that anyway? why does it have to be in anticipation of sequestration? thank you. guest: not knowing your specific issue, i cannot comment. secretary bob gates who was a holdover from the bush and administration, he did a lot to clean up within the -- within dod a lot of the waste and inefficiencies. the verdict is still out as to how much they will save long- term. there is a big consensus around town but a lot more can be done. he got people talking about it. the word you hear a lot in the pentagon when you talk to budget people or operators on the battlefield, people are talking ab
a brother who does the announcing for the u. s. c.. >> his brother is his business manager. he is a business man. he copyrighted it. i want to come up with a catch phrase. >> if you say let's get ready to rumble do you have to pay him? >> i did not use his voice. >> he sues people for saying it so we will not say at. >> we will not hear it on a radio show, gary radnich will not start with let's get ready to rumble because we would not pay for it. >> the nba with the players making how much now? >> the all-star game was yesterday and a 12 man team it is $318 million in income this year. a variable the zero only 2.6 million and and come this year. >> they have to get paid more because they need extra tall clothes and cars. >> i feel bad for them, they pby their mothers a man's hand and then add to pay property taxes. most of these players wind up bankrupt because of their lifestyle. >> we will be back on the kron4 morning news and a couple of minutes. a look at the golden gate bridge, it is quite messy. >> i am tracking lot of light green areas around the bay area. we have quite a bit of rain
is all about. host: according to the atf, in 2011, 2.6 million pistols were sold in the u.s., 2.3 million rifles. 862,000 shotguns. 573,000 revolvers. larry pratt is our guest, executive director of gun owners of america. the national rifle association was also invited to participate in this program and they have declined. blue ridge arsenal is our base this morning in chantilly, virginia for the next couple of hours. we will be talking with employees and looking at some of the products and services the blue ridge arsenal gunshot and range provides as we take calls with our guest larry pratt. dave is in michigan. caller: hello, my message in reaction to many things is i really have not heard anything as far as what has been brought forth yeah -- why do we not see when a gun is purchase, whether it is a straw purchase, whether it is dealer, why do we not see -- why have we not all heard about a gun lock be issued by a federal base or by some needs of stamping a gun lock with the serial number with that particular gun, that coordinates with that gun? i have seen in alaska, opening up the tr
that the u.s. fails to collect from taxes its owed, it has to borrow money to pay for its spending. it's not only paying for the people that, you know, fail to pay their taxes but also paying investors' interest and that come back to the taxpayer in future years. i found a study that 140ed that should sec west trace go through and not be fix the and should the irs have to lay off a few thousand enforcement employees, it's probably going to cost the government $45 bill dollars and that because of future interest will translate to about $33 in-householdnot in the future for americans. >> bill: this is insane. isn't it? when you think about it? i mean the impact of it. so, when tom coburn or some other -- -- or john boehner, or some other republican legislateor says they are exaggerating this is not that bad. this is not really going to hurt, it's just wrong? >> i think it really compends upon where you are looking. i think when you look at the i felt rs, i think a lot of people, even republicans, will say that, you know, that's one area that you got to crack
up the pressure on syria in terms of supporting the opposition. we'll see what the u.s. response is to that from our strongest ally. also he is open to negotiations, john kerry says, with iran. we'll keep an eye on it. we'll let you know if there are any other headlines coming out of the london. bill: back to this country and march and back and forth from the white house and bob woodward, telling "politico", woodward did, that the white house has its facts on after a weekend of back and forth accusations. woodward says this is a classic case of distortion and confusion. we unfortunately have seen this too often in recent presidential history. i do not think it is willful. they are just mixed up. surprisingly so. bob cusack, managing editor of "the hill." bob, good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. bill: let's go to the background first. woodward penned a piece late friday night. it was in the newspaper on saturday. he alleges based on the quotes and the reporting that he has done that the sequester idea resides with the president. explain this now. >> yeah. woodward says bia
. in the u.s. military, military, those who wear the uniform, will be protected in the sequester, and they should. there are others that need to be protected. what is the impact of them? and also the future of the country, the ability to ~ the middle class. this is where secretary donovan, we want to talk to about housing and the economy. what is it that we need to do? you hold the future of america in your hands. he went to innovate, but first we have to out educate. to hear about the impacts of sequester for educational reform. -- we want to hear about the impacts of sequester for educational reform. i believe we will run to view with destiny. we must solve this problem. i do not think the american people quite understand the impacts were sequester mandates and $85 billion cut that is equally shared by defense and by domestics. you are a national security secretary napolitano. layoffs and services not delivered to the american people -- i have to cope with my members here on the issue of the fiscal cliff. also, the issues of implementing homeland security. to talk about the imp
as well. neil, the reason? people are saying because refine riz are down. the u.s. says our oil reserves are up. the fact is they're saying there's more necessity for gas around the globe, and that causes prices to spike, and here in california, as you hear a bus backing up to my right, people are not too happy whatsoever at all. they drive in and out of the station we're at. 4.99. you can drive around southern california in the car culture and fine a number of stations already above $5 a gallon. and again, we're in the middle of winter. wait until april comes around and the summer driving season starts and the prices spike then. people are worried we might see $6 a gallon here in california. i. >> neil: adam, thank you very much. even before the cold, it would cost you more to fill your car. wait until you see how much more it could be costing you just to heat your home. phil is on the -- with the latest on the chill pill. reporter: in the northeast if you're heating with heating oil, prices are 91-cents a gallon more than a year ago, this is mainly because of the aftermath of hurrican
in this past monday to watch the new msnbc documentary about how the last administration tricked the u.s. into the iraq war. very exciting for all of us here.
administration tricked the u.s. into the iraq war.
into u.s. corporations hundreds of times and stealing secrets. so if those companies can't protect themselves, how can you? and a cyber security analyst cbo connected to the case, he joins us now, hi, morgan. >> hi, alisyn. >> alisyn: that's a great question. obviously, the chinese are using, i assume, some sort of sophisticated technology to hack into the department of defense or to try to. and various corporations, computer systems, but can we assume that lower level criminals are taking a page from them? >> well, actually, alisyn, let's back up. they're actually not using sophisticated systems, what they're using curiosity, social engineering. the big s method of intrusion and the way that they're compromising system is getting you to click on an attachment on an e-mail you think you have a personal interest in. that's where the foot hold starts because the code to infect your computer comes out of that pdf or that document file or attachment. >> alisyn: good to know. talk about we, even us who are not technically sophisticated the at all can protect ourselves. >> yes he. >> ali
administration tricked the u.s. into the iraq war. very exciting for all of us here. thank you the success is really exciting. it means there will be more of where that came from incoming months and years it is really great. also, an announcement. partly because of that success. msnbc has decided that we will re-air it on friday march 15th at 9:00 p.m. if you missed it and you think someone ought to see it, friday march 15th. so, there is that. and there is this other thing. um, this is my book. "drift" it came out last year. it did five weeks at number one on the "new york times" best seller list. but now it is coming out in paperback form. it comes out a week from tuesday on march 5th. it means you have a chance to see me in person if you want to. i'm doing a little book tour. if you go to maddowblog.com, we have posted the links to the stops. i'm doing stops in us ton and houston and then to california and atlanta and miami and western massachusetts and chicago and philly and dc. i promise i will not bug you
of fraud because the u.s. postal service gave armstrong tens of millions of dollars as a main sponsor. >>> oprah winfrey is now expressing interest in the oscar pistorious story. thursday night, she revealed to access hollywood what she would ask the olympian facing murder charges. she says her first questions to him would be, quote, come on, really? that's the story? but winfrey know's it will be a while before anyone can ask him anything. any lawyer with any sense will not let him talk. >>> a seattle area man has been ordered to stand trial on charges of driving right into a group of pg&e workers in fresno. preliminary hearing against 54- year-old jett mcbride wrapped up yesterday. the star witness was a hitch hiker named kai. he testified that he and the defendant went looking to buy marijuana three weeks ago. >> he's like, well, i' come to realize i'm jesus christ. i get away with anything i want to. watch this. and he, he -- i looked off and there's a whole crew of construction people in front of me. most of them jumped aside. one dude got pinned underneath. >> there is some deba
in the snow today will help them in their search. meanwhile, police and u.s. marshals removed approximately ten bags of evidence from dorner's mother's home yesterday. police say both his mother and sister cooperated with the search. dorner is wanted for allegedly going on a deadly revenge-fueled rampage, targeting fellow officers and law enforcement officials he blames for ending his police career. >>> a new details this morning on the murder of a controversial south bay millionaire. documents just released reveal how ravi kumra was killed. he was died on his kitchen floor of asphyxiation. suspect used packaging tape to blindfold and gag him and tied his hands and feet behind his back. three men and a woman have been charged in connection with in case. police say kumra frequently hired prostitutes, including the woman who is in custody. they believe she turned over information about his mansion to other suspects who are gang members. the gangs are known to carry out home invasions, targeting asian and indian families. according to the affidavit, dna evidence led them to those suspects. >>>
by 22, 23 points? >> well, north dakotans are notorious ticket splitters. first time i won for the u.s. house of representatives was 1980. ronald reagan carried north dakota in a huge landslide. so people were on the republican side of the ticket voting for ronald reagan, came back over in large part, voted for me. i won with 57% that year. north dakotans are ticket splitters. they take a look at the candidate much more so than the party. although i must admit only two presidential candidates, two democratic presidential candidates in 100 years have gotten the votes of north dakota. they traditionally vote republican for president. but other than that, they're very choosy and they want someone they can trust someone they like and heidi heitkamp ran a great campaign. she will be a terrific senator. >> bill: you have been out of the senate now for two years. among other things, you're writing novels. and you have another one coming out. you've been working with a bipartisan policy center, particularly on the energy issue. and releasing your recommendations yesterday. to the congress and
the government accountability office identified one of the highest risks challenging the u.s. government, climate change, it was the first time climate change made the list. back for more. the brain trust. question for all and amy i will start with you this time. where does this rank on the president's list? seriously, we think in terms of getting something accomplished in the next term and what can he do it about? those are the two questions. we will start with you. >> in the state of the union, he said that he would try to pass executive orders to tackle climate change. i don't think than legislatively, he will make a lot of progress on that, but we may see our former communitier organizer being the imperial president when it comes to climate change. >> sometimes you start by making sense and say something that is sensible and then you -- >> you cannot handle the truth. >> it's not fair to say that the president is an imperialist. >> i think what she means is that -- if he makes any serious moves on climate change, it will be through executive orders. >> which are not supposed to be used to pas
of any horse meat in the u.s. ikea meatballs. >> thank god! >> so they say. >> so you're telling me i'm going to have to go to europe if i want horse meat? so let us finally lower the flag on american supremacy. market down, 8:36, east coast time. >> there's a class action lawsuit in california and a few states are expected to follow against ab imbev, the maker of becau budweiser, claiming they're watering down their beer, and basically saying it's an institutional decision, that they're aware they're deceiving customers. they say that they have anecdotes from employees, but they don't have scientific info. they're looking for at least $5 million. and amb imbev just reported their earrings, actually, and for the first time since 2008, they reported increased volume. this could be a really bad story for their trademark. >> so who did we sell -- what country took over budweiser? >> brazil, isn't it? >> no, i think it's based in belgium now. >> damn belgiumese. >> belgiumites. >> the belch make good beers. >> they make really good beers and they water down ours. it's a conspiracy. >> bri
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